Iran Evacuated Pilgrims Return After 1 Month Quarantine

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A file photo of Ladakhi pilgrims airlifted from Iran

Srinagar- 44 evacuees from Iran were airlifted to their homes in Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday after completing a one-month-long quarantine period at the Indian Navy Quarantine Facility at Material Organisation, Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

The evacuees had arrived on March 13 and on March 28 all of them tested negative for Covid-19. But amid the national lockdown their stay at the facility got extended as they had no means of travelling to their homes in Kashmir valley and Ladakh, reported news agency ANI.

A team of medical staff from the Navy monitored the health of the evacuees. They were supported by a team of conservancy personnel and other staff to take care of the cleanliness of the facility, their comfort and well being.

Arrangements were made to airlift them using IAF aircraft and on Sunday, a C-130 aircraft flew these individuals back to Srinagar.

 

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